July 7th, 2008
03:11 PM ET
15 years ago

Cindy McCain to travel to Rwanda

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(CNN)— Cindy McCain said Monday she will make a humanitarian trip to Rwanda next week.

The wife of presumptive Republican nominee John McCain plans to spend four days on the ground in the war-torn African nation on a trip organized by the non-partisan ONE campaign, as part of a group visiting USAID health clinics, schools, and an orphanage. Former Senator Tom Daschle will be joining the trip on behalf of Democrat Barack Obama’s campaign.

Daschle and former Senator Bill Frist are co-chairmen of the group’s ONE Vote ‘08 initiative.

Last month, Cindy McCain – who has long been involved with international relief organizations - made a similar journey to Vietnam with Operation SMILE.

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soundoff (206 Responses)
  1. ben

    That's not a very good picture of Cindy. Then I guess, with her money it doesn't really matter.

    July 7, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. The secret's out

    Obama is running for a third Bush term. Shh... oh yeah, and he's a warmonger. And senile. Allegedly.

    July 7, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Americans should be proud to have Cindy McCain in such a position to represent this great Nation. There is no way that the McCains will not end up in The White House this November. Any person on this board who makes cracks about Senator McCain and his first wife has not read the true facts. Enlighten yourself, and READ! You may learn something other than nasty, crude, hateful comments against the McCains.

    July 7, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  4. HBO

    Does the crypt-keeper come to mind when you look at the picture?


    July 7, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. Robert in Seattle

    Thieving, Aldultering Family Values Republicans. When are the Christians going to stop drinking the Right Wing Koolaid and take care of the US? Dems have a platform much closer to what Jesus would have. Get real, either your with God's plan or your a blind sheep voting for the Republicans.

    July 7, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  6. Dan

    Puzzled July 7th, 2008 4:16 pm ET

    How many kids in the U.S. has she helped?

    More than Michelle Obama, the cheapskate that donates less than 1% of her income, or less than the average American that makes 50k per year. Cindy McCain was doing things like this before she entered the public eye, so its a lot less likely to be pandering.

    Cindy McCain has an adopted child... more than many of us could claim. So what if she went to rehab for painkillers? I'd rather a First Lady that overcame a PRESCRIPTION drug addiction than a President that snorted Cocaine and smoked Marijuana.

    July 7, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
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